Author archives: Sophie

5 Romantic dates to have in Lisbon

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Ah Lisbon! This place fills me with many happy and sunny feelings - it's a place that truly captured my heart during my brief love affair with the city a few months ago. When I went in September, I managed to catch some sweet sweltering heat before the summer bid a sad farewell. The city in all it's hot splendour imprinted it's shabby chic architecture, tile[...]

24 hours in Tallinn, Estonia

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Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a small and quaint city that is stuffed full of brilliant restaurants, cafes, fashion and culture. If you haven't been to Estonia yet, you should seriously consider putting it on your hit list this year or at least duck into the capital's Old Town - even if you only have 24 hours in Tallinn. If you fly to the Baltic[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar: Day 19 - Yacht Trip With Sailing.hr

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A big congrats to Sophia and Veronika and for winning yesterday's prizes! Enjoy your ZenFone Selfie and your leather backpack from Etsy! They were pretty neat prizes, and today we're bringing you an insanely awesome prize! Some may say we're spoiling you? We say that you guys totally deserve it! Today, we're giving away a true experience and it's one whic[...]

Top 10 Instagram Accounts Of Beautiful Cities

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There's nothing I like to do more than to stalk a country that I'm heading to. I like to look them up, see what's going on, have a gander at the buildings, search for any cool bars that I should head to, try smell the food through the screen, get a feel for the style of the city and generally have a good ole nosey at the destination. via @s_saint And of co[...]

Travelettes Calendar: Day 16 - Hotel Haidl-Madl, Germany

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Ho Ho Ho! Congrats Erielle, for winning yesterday's prize, a polawalk through Vienna, a polaroid camera and a messenger bag with an awesome map-print! We're honing in fast to the big day, so we're bringing you yet another giveaway! The festive period is so fun with plenty of food and drink to be had, presents to give, family to visit and general merriment[...]

10 Reasons to visit Bristol this winter

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Bristol is the place to be if you ever venture over to the southwest of England. Many who visit the UK focus on the bustling urban hubs of culture and nightlife, such as London, and may have a glance at somerset (the stunning city of Bath in particular) and the lovely coastline of Cornwall before calling it a day in this southwestern region. But to miss Bris[...]

Would you move abroad for love?

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The thought of moving abroad for love is a terribly exciting and romantic affair, but would you actually do it? It's the ultimate risk taking adventure as you're putting all your eggs in a basket and jetting off to potentially start a life with someone who you have only shared a 'holiday' with, but if you live life without following your heart every now and [...]

10 perfect Christmas gifts for travellers

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With the talks of Christmas now on the cards as the big day looms on the horizon, it’s time to begin scratching your head and thinking about what to get the girl who loves to travel the world. It might be a touch early to think about Christmas, but in my books, the earlier you begin preparing, the better! I like to enjoy my December without frantically runni[...]

What Makes A Great Travel Partner?

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Whether you like to travel the world on your ownsome or you like to call upon your trusty comrades and troop off into the unknown together; you can soon form a strong opinion on what makes a great travel partner. When alone, you may pick up friends along the way, but you’ll soon figure out who’s a keeper and who should have stayed at home and perhaps see[...]

12 Travel Wardrobe Essentials: Keep Warm, Look Cool

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As a traveller, you're bound to pick up the odd bits and bobs from each country that you pass through. We always say 'this time I won't buy anything'... But let's face it, that never really sticks! When asked where you got your outfit from, it's pretty fun to go through each piece and name the city or country where you sourced it. So your wardrobe might b[...]